Thanks to all 746 of you who filled out our first survey. It was distributed almost entirely via social media during May, National Bike Month. We were hoping to gauge public interest in bike sharing and how and where you might use such a program.
Here’s what you had to say:
- 76.1% would use a bike sharing program if Fort Worth had one, while 10% would not.
- 71% own their own bike (of which 31% ride often), and 29% are bike-less.
- The largest block of respondents were ages 25-34 (38.4%), followed by 35-44 (24.4%), 45-54 (16%), 55-64 (9.6%), 18-24 (9.2%), and 65+ (2.6%).
- Recreation, sight-seeing, and exercise were the most popular reasons to use bike sharing, followed by errands and commuting to work.
- Downtown, West Seventh Street/Cultural District, and Trinity Park were the most popular destinations for bike sharing, followed by Near Southside, TCU, Medical District, and Stockyards
- The most popular zip code to live in was 76107 (85 responses). 212 respondents worked in zip code 76102.
- 69.3% would use bike sharing as an alternative to driving their vehicle.
- 49.9% would use bike sharing in combination with public transportation.
- 70.8% have ridden the TRE, 37.4% the bus, and 19% have not used public transit in Fort Worth.
- 54.2% ride public transit 3-4 times per year, 11% ride 1-3 times per month, and 7.5% are daily riders.
- 38.8% have a positive perception of Tarrant County public transportation, while 35.8% do not.